Pop superstar Katy Perry recently released her fourth album ‘Witness’, and celebrated the release with a four-day livestream that showed the world her every move, while she was stuck inside a house the entire time (Big Brother style).
We got to watch her brush her teeth, get her makeup done, cook food and hang out with a bunch of her celebrity friends.
While the stunt left her with a Billboard #1 album, many were confused by the live-to-air therapy session she streamed with Dr. Siri Singh.
In the hour long session Perry tearfully opened up about her Christian upbringing, saying that she only recently learnt to be comfortable with hugging people due to the restricted way she was brought up. She also explained how she finds it hard to let her true self (Kathryn Hudson) come out, because of her dominating pop persona; and shared that she’s dealt with depression and suicidal thoughts in the past.
Perry recently defended airing the super personal stream to KiiS FM, saying, "I've been going to therapy for about five years and I think it has really helped my mental health incredibly… And it's a really wonderful thing to be able to talk to someone who doesn't judge you, because I don't think a lot of people have that... People think it's weird or they think yoga is weird. No, there is nothing weird about taking care of your physical and mental health. That's awesome."
She added, “I have nothing to hide and I think that in a way, if I let down my guard and lift the veil on what people think that people in my position are or look like, maybe they can see that we are all just the same… We are like anyone else.”
The session brings up some interesting points about being raised in a religious home, and the perils of living life in the spotlight. But whether it’s a desperate cry for attention, or Perry trying to show herself to the world in an authentic way, it’s got people divided.
Watch a video of the hour-long therapy stream here: